In our dental practice, we sometimes see young patients being rushed into our office with injuries to their teeth from school-related activities. The injuries we have seen have ranged from a small chip on a tooth from a fall on the playground or hallway to teeth being completely knocked out by a Lacrosse stick or even another child’s head. So, what are you as a parent to do when you get that call from the school? [Read more…]
Back-to-School Dental Emergencies
In my dental practice, I have seen many of my school-aged patients with front teeth painfully reshaped by monkey bars, the school’s tile floor, or even another child’s head. So what is a parent to do when you get that call from the school? [Read more…]
Why are dental costs so pricey and variable?
Dentistry is a profession that is both art and science. It should not be treated as a commodity where comparison shopping is based on price alone. There are many reasons why a treatment plan quoted by one dentist may vary greatly from that of another dentist and why the associated costs for each procedure may also differ. [Read more…]
Common Dental Emergencies
Seeing a dentist regularly is important not only for check-ups to maintain your good oral health, but also to ensure that there is someone available for you when that unfortunate situation arises where you or your family member needs emergency care. Four common emergencies that may require an immediate call to your dentist are: a tooth that has been knocked out, a broken tooth, a crown that has come off, or a toothache. [Read more…]